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Workplace Risk & Compliance

Our employment team has a wealth of accumulated experience and expertise assisting Board of Directors on day-to-day issues, including the conclusion of management and mandate agreements and board appointments, as well as with board recruitment, retention and sensitive termination cases. 

We assist our clients with all employment matters in the context of corporate transactions such as a business transfer, corporate restructuring and reorganisation, mergers and acquisitions and both outsourcing and insourcing operations.

In addition, we provide advice in relation to employee exposure assessments including workplace health and safety. This is an area that is highly regulated by the legal framework in Romania and can result in critical outcomes for any workplace. Our team has the necessary knowledge and expertise to assist with the implementation of workplace health and safety standards and procedures, including the investigation of workplace incidents and any resulting fatalities.

A major focus for any organisation is employment audits. We are well seasoned in helping clients with compliance with labour law regulations in their day-to-day activities. We are adept at helping organisations manage employment issues related to discrimination, bullying, harassment and data privacy and protection.

Practical training of the workforce in accordance with the legal framework is another compliance requirement. We are able to train management and key staff on various HR matters to ensure that the company is completely up-to-date and in compliance with employment regulations and their practical enforcement.

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Our Relevant Experience
  • Providing on-going assistance to World Class Romania SA, the local leader in fitness centres in Romania with over 400 employees and service providers.
  • Advised EDS Romania, a member of Euro-Druckservice Group, a leading service provider in the print service sector in Central and Eastern Europe, with employment issues arising from the acquisition from Mega Press Holdings SA and Aramis Publishing SRL of their "warm-set printing business", including performing due diligence on the related employment issues of a business transfer.  
  • Advised Vinarte SA, a top Romanian wine producer, on the transfer of employees resulting from the a company transfer, including drafting relevant notifications and providing on-going advice and assistance.   The transfer resulted from insolvency proceedings and we provided legal advice on the employment issues arising from the transfer of the undertaking and the associated formalities.
  • Advised the local subsidiary of a Danish IT outsourcing company throughout the restructuring of the company and the implementation of a new organisational chart better suited to the current status of the business.
  • Advised Flame Romania SRL, the local subsidiary of JacTravel, a global B2B distributor of hand-picked hotels from around the world, on the protection of employees' rights during the transfer of approximately 80 employees to the world's largest student and youth travel company for which our client was providing employment services.
  • Advised Gras Savoye Romania, the local subsidiary of a leading French insurance broker, on various employment issues, including termination of employment, the preparation of legal documents and advice during all stages of their redundancy procedures. We also provided legal advice on employee claims about the company’s alleged non-observance of certain rights and benefits under the employment agreement.
  • Advised Ipsos Interactive Services, the Romanian subsidiary of a global market research and consulting firm with over 1,200 employees in Romania, on the implementation of labour safety procedures and we provided extensive advice and assistance regarding the implementation of the GDPR in the recruitment process and in the management of their workforce.
  • Advised PJ Interactive Romania SRL, one of the subsidiaries of Brand Path Group, a leading global IT and e-Commerce service provider, on the transfer of employees from PJ Interactive to another group company as a result of a group restructuring.  We advised the client on the transferred employees’ rights and with regard to the procedures for completion of the transfer.
  • Advised the Romanian branch of a leading global provider of next-generation business collaboration and communication solutions, on the restructuring of the company, including the termination of individual employment agreements by mutual consent or for reasons not related to the employee and dismissals on disciplinary grounds.
  • Advised Kremsmüller Romania, the local subsidiary of an international industrial group active in the field of refinery maintenance and construction services, in connection with the transfer of over 500 employees from a leading Romanian oil company, including the negotiation and execution of a collective bargaining agreement, drafting an employee handbook and advising on various issues in connection with disciplinary procedures.
  • Advised Kremsmüller Romania during all stages of their collective redundancy exercise resulting from a company restructuring, including drafting notifications to trade unions and local authorities, drafting procedures regarding the selection of employees in the redundancy pool and drafting termination notices.
  • Advised Teads, a UK-based ad-tech company that creates innovative video advertising, on employment issues arising from their acquisition of Brainient, a successful Romanian start-up. We also provided advice on employee restrictive covenants both during and after employment.
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